on this wednesday after the election. thank you for joining us, i'm brian williams, we hope to see you either way back here tomorrow night. good evening. >>> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >>> well, we're back from new york tonight of not only our continuing coverage, the aftermath of this presidential election, we're still covering the aftermath of a hurricane on the east coast and now this second big storm in just days hitting some of the areas and some of the people already devastated by sandy. first to politics. president obama's victory celebration didn't last long. he flew back to washington tonight. arrived with his family after a quick visit to home in chicago. david gregory, moderator of "meet the press" was along the entire distance with us last night. he is back in washington tonight. david, the term is a status quo election. after all the talking and all the spending, the balance of power stays the same -- white house, senate, house. what kind of atmosphere does the president come home to? >> well, it will be tense, brian.